Counting House and Anglesea Arms

Has anyone ever tried a meal at the Counting House pub, 50 Cornhill, City of London? It's in an old remodeled bank building. Also, has anyone tried the food at the Anglesea Arms pub, 15 Selwood Terrace, South Kensington, London? I read about these two in a Seattle Times article by Rick Steves. They both sound pretty good from his description of his pub lunch in one and a dinner in the other. http://seattletimes.com/html/travel/2020740712_rickstevesapril9xml.html?prmid=obinsource The reviews for both on Trip Advisor are good. Thinking of trying both of them on a fall trip to London. I would appreciate comments from anyone who has been to either of these two pubs. Thanks.

Posted by Susan
Atlanta, Ga, USA
1462 posts

On another travel forum Anglesea Arms was raved about for the meals. You can find pub ratings on fancyapint.com. Lamb & Flag is good also and the building has a long and old history.

Posted by Leslie
Orange, USA
151 posts

My husband and I had an enjoyable lunch at the Counting House. I had one of their pies (chicken probably) and he had beef, both were good and we enjoyed the setting. We had no trouble getting a table upstairs on a weekday, but were there in the fall, so I don't know if it's more crowded during the summer. That's not to say it was empty, there were plenty of men in suits having lunch. We just appeared to be the only tourists at the time.

Posted by Rebecca
Nashville, TN, USA
644 posts

Thank you Susan and Leslie for your info. Susan, I will be sure and try The Lamb and Flag.

Posted by david
washington
837 posts

Rebecca, I cannot comment on either establishment you mentioned. Two thoughts: 1) be sure you get the right Lamb and Flag; there are two, and 2) very close to the Anglesea Arms is the Hereford Arms pub. There is a Lamb and Flag on Rose St which serves only lunch. That is the one you want. The Hereford Arms is on Glouscester Rd, about 2 blocks south of the tube station. We eat there several times on each trip to London. Another pub which has phenomenal food is the Grenadier near the Wellingotn Arch in Belgravia. It is in a residential neighborhood, rather difficult to find and extremely difficult to get a table. Reservations a must. Their email is 0800unit@spiritpubcompany.com. Address 18 Wilton Row.